The Special Olympics don't start until this weekend but if you haven't witnessed this huge gathering of our local law enforcement, it's a sight you can't miss.

The Special Olympics will be from June 15th-17th at Siena College but, as with all of the olympics, there needs to be a way to kick it off. Starting on Monday, June 11th, according to the Times Union, was the beginning of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. That's when law enforcement from all over the Capital Region run the Special Olympics torch through various parts of the area until they slowly gather as they run down Central Ave and finish at Albany City Hall.

If you want to see it, here's the route:

June 11: the run will start at 9AM on Ellsworth Jones Place and travel more than 2.5 miles through downtown Saratoga Springs, ending at Saratoga Spa State Park.

June 12: the Torch Run will start in Schroon Lake at 9:30AM and travel more than 45 miles down Route 9, ending with a press conference at Glens Falls City Hall at 3:00PM

June 13: the run will begin at the Washington County Jail at 7:30 AM, and follow Route 4 and end at the Mechanicville Public Library at 1:30 PM.

June 14: the Torch Run will start at Veterans Park in Schenectady at 9:30 AM and travel more than 14.5 miles down Central Avenue. A second leg will run from the East Greenbush Town Hall, go over the Dunn Memorial Bridge and meet at the end with a press conference on the steps of Albany City Hall at approximately 12:00PM.

Then, the run continues the next day as the law enforcement gather together again to fun the torch to its final place inside Siena College. From what I've heard, this is one of the most amazing events that happens in the Capital Region and if you support our local law enforcement and the Special Olympics, you can't miss it.

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